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ESV: Through the Bible in a Year
November 16: Lamentations 4–5; Psalm 119:65–72; Galatians 1–2

ESV: Through the Bible in a Year

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 12:16


Old Testament: Lamentations 4–5 Lamentations 4–5 (Listen) The Holy Stones Lie Scattered 4   How the gold has grown dim,    how the pure gold is changed!  The holy stones lie scattered    at the head of every street. 2   The precious sons of Zion,    worth their weight in fine gold,  how they are regarded as earthen pots,    the work of a potter's hands! 3   Even jackals offer the breast;    they nurse their young;  but the daughter of my people has become cruel,    like the ostriches in the wilderness. 4   The tongue of the nursing infant sticks    to the roof of its mouth for thirst;  the children beg for food,    but no one gives to them. 5   Those who once feasted on delicacies    perish in the streets;  those who were brought up in purple    embrace ash heaps. 6   For the chastisement1 of the daughter of my people has been greater    than the punishment2 of Sodom,  which was overthrown in a moment,    and no hands were wrung for her.3 7   Her princes were purer than snow,    whiter than milk;  their bodies were more ruddy than coral,    the beauty of their form4 was like sapphire.5 8   Now their face is blacker than soot;    they are not recognized in the streets;  their skin has shriveled on their bones;    it has become as dry as wood. 9   Happier were the victims of the sword    than the victims of hunger,  who wasted away, pierced    by lack of the fruits of the field. 10   The hands of compassionate women    have boiled their own children;  they became their food    during the destruction of the daughter of my people. 11   The LORD gave full vent to his wrath;    he poured out his hot anger,  and he kindled a fire in Zion    that consumed its foundations. 12   The kings of the earth did not believe,    nor any of the inhabitants of the world,  that foe or enemy could enter    the gates of Jerusalem. 13   This was for the sins of her prophets    and the iniquities of her priests,  who shed in the midst of her    the blood of the righteous. 14   They wandered, blind, through the streets;    they were so defiled with blood  that no one was able to touch    their garments. 15   “Away! Unclean!” people cried at them.    “Away! Away! Do not touch!”  So they became fugitives and wanderers;    people said among the nations,    “They shall stay with us no longer.” 16   The LORD himself6 has scattered them;    he will regard them no more;  no honor was shown to the priests,    no favor to the elders. 17   Our eyes failed, ever watching    vainly for help;  in our watching we watched    for a nation which could not save. 18   They dogged our steps    so that we could not walk in our streets;  our end drew near; our days were numbered,    for our end had come. 19   Our pursuers were swifter    than the eagles in the heavens;  they chased us on the mountains;    they lay in wait for us in the wilderness. 20   The breath of our nostrils, the LORD's anointed,    was captured in their pits,  of whom we said, “Under his shadow    we shall live among the nations.” 21   Rejoice and be glad, O daughter of Edom,    you who dwell in the land of Uz;  but to you also the cup shall pass;    you shall become drunk and strip yourself bare. 22   The punishment of your iniquity, O daughter of Zion, is accomplished;    he will keep you in exile no longer;7  but your iniquity, O daughter of Edom, he will punish;    he will uncover your sins. Restore Us to Yourself, O Lord 5   Remember, O LORD, what has befallen us;    look, and see our disgrace!2   Our inheritance has been turned over to strangers,    our homes to foreigners.3   We have become orphans, fatherless;    our mothers are like widows.4   We must pay for the water we drink;    the wood we get must be bought.5   Our pursuers are at our necks;    we are weary; we are given no rest.6   We have given the hand to Egypt, and to Assyria,    to get bread enough.7   Our fathers sinned, and are no more;    and we bear their iniquities.8   Slaves rule over us;    there is none to deliver us from their hand.9   We get our bread at the peril of our lives,    because of the sword in the wilderness.10   Our skin is hot as an oven    with the burning heat of famine.11   Women are raped in Zion,    young women in the towns of Judah.12   Princes are hung up by their hands;    no respect is shown to the elders.13   Young men are compelled to grind at the mill,    and boys stagger under loads of wood.14   The old men have left the city gate,    the young men their music.15   The joy of our hearts has ceased;    our dancing has been turned to mourning.16   The crown has fallen from our head;    woe to us, for we have sinned!17   For this our heart has become sick,    for these things our eyes have grown dim,18   for Mount Zion which lies desolate;    jackals prowl over it.19   But you, O LORD, reign forever;    your throne endures to all generations.20   Why do you forget us forever,    why do you forsake us for so many days?21   Restore us to yourself, O LORD, that we may be restored!    Renew our days as of old—22   unless you have utterly rejected us,    and you remain exceedingly angry with us. Footnotes [1] 4:6 Or iniquity [2] 4:6 Or sin [3] 4:6 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain [4] 4:7 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain [5] 4:7 Hebrew lapis lazuli [6] 4:16 Hebrew The face of the Lord [7] 4:22 Or he will not exile you again (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 119:65–72 Psalm 119:65–72 (Listen) Teth 65   You have dealt well with your servant,    O LORD, according to your word.66   Teach me good judgment and knowledge,    for I believe in your commandments.67   Before I was afflicted I went astray,    but now I keep your word.68   You are good and do good;    teach me your statutes.69   The insolent smear me with lies,    but with my whole heart I keep your precepts;70   their heart is unfeeling like fat,    but I delight in your law.71   It is good for me that I was afflicted,    that I might learn your statutes.72   The law of your mouth is better to me    than thousands of gold and silver pieces. (ESV) New Testament: Galatians 1–2 Galatians 1–2 (Listen) Greeting 1 Paul, an apostle—not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead—2 and all the brothers1 who are with me, To the churches of Galatia: 3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, 5 to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. No Other Gospel 6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel—7 not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed. 10 For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant2 of Christ. Paul Called by God 11 For I would have you know, brothers, that the gospel that was preached by me is not man's gospel.3 12 For I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ. 13 For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it. 14 And I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers. 15 But when he who had set me apart before I was born,4 and who called me by his grace, 16 was pleased to reveal his Son to5 me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone;6 17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia, and returned again to Damascus. 18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and remained with him fifteen days. 19 But I saw none of the other apostles except James the Lord's brother. 20 (In what I am writing to you, before God, I do not lie!) 21 Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia. 22 And I was still unknown in person to the churches of Judea that are in Christ. 23 They only were hearing it said, “He who used to persecute us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.” 24 And they glorified God because of me. Paul Accepted by the Apostles 2 Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along with me. 2 I went up because of a revelation and set before them (though privately before those who seemed influential) the gospel that I proclaim among the Gentiles, in order to make sure I was not running or had not run in vain. 3 But even Titus, who was with me, was not forced to be circumcised, though he was a Greek. 4 Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in—who slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into slavery—5 to them we did not yield in submission even for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel might be preserved for you. 6 And from those who seemed to be influential (what they were makes no difference to me; God shows no partiality)—those, I say, who seemed influential added nothing to me. 7 On the contrary, when they saw that I had been entrusted with the gospel to the uncircumcised, just as Peter had been entrusted with the gospel to the circumcised 8 (for he who worked through Peter for his apostolic ministry to the circumcised worked also through me for mine to the Gentiles), 9 and when James and Cephas and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given to me, they gave the right hand of fellowship to Barnabas and me, that we should go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised. 10 Only, they asked us to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do. Paul Opposes Peter 11 But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. 12 For before certain men came from James, he was eating with the Gentiles; but when they came he drew back and separated himself, fearing the circumcision party.7 13 And the rest of the Jews acted hypocritically along with him, so that even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy. 14 But when I saw that their conduct was not in step with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas before them all, “If you, though a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you force the Gentiles to live like Jews?” Justified by Faith 15 We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners; 16 yet we know that a person is not justified8 by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified. 17 But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we too were found to be sinners, is Christ then a servant of sin? Certainly not! 18 For if I rebuild what I tore down, I prove myself to be a transgressor. 19 For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. 20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 21 I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness9 were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose. Footnotes [1] 1:2 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters; also verse 11 [2] 1:10 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface [3] 1:11 Greek not according to man [4] 1:15 Greek set me apart from my mother's womb [5] 1:16 Greek in [6] 1:16 Greek with flesh and blood [7] 2:12 Or fearing those of the circumcision [8] 2:16 Or counted righteous (three times in verse 16); also verse 17 [9] 2:21 Or justification (ESV)

Broadcasts – Christian Working Woman
Don't Forget Who You Are – 3

Broadcasts – Christian Working Woman

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 3:00


We all recognize that a strong self-image is important to us. Knowing who we are and why we're here is a foundation that is really necessary for living a fulfilled life. I'm pointing out from Scripture just who you are if you are connected to God through faith in Jesus Christ. We've seen that we are God's intentional creation, we were created for his pleasure, and now, don't forget that: You were created for his glory. Here are a few verses from that Isaiah 43:1-7: But now, this is what the Lord says - he who created you...he who formed you...'Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine...I am the Lord, your God...you are precious and honored in my sight, because  I love you...everyone who is called by my name, I created for my glory.... We admire the paintings of great artists because of their beauty and creativity. But who gets the glory for the painting? The artist, of course. We don't give the painting credit; rather we say, "This artist is wonderful; this artist is great.” The masterpiece brings glory to the artist. That's why you and I are here—to bring glory to our Creator. Maybe you're thinking, "But Mary, there's no way that I can glorify God because my life is a mess. You just don't know all the mistakes I've made, all the things I've done wrong. My past is too awful for me to be able to bring glory to God." Ah, but don't you see, the less he has to work with, the more God gets the glory for the workmanship! And he is masterful at taking ashes and turning them into beauty. He is incredible at transforming ruined lives into testimonies of his greatness. When your life has been transformed by the power of Jesus Christ, you bring glory to God. Don't forget, you were created for God's glory.

All In, with Kirk Crossing
Essential 5 (Ephesians 2.14-22)

All In, with Kirk Crossing

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 42:10


In this message we look at the fifth ‘Essential Of Our Faith’ which centers on the doctrine of the Church: The true Church is composed of all persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ and the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit are united together in the body of Christ. The Church finds her […]

The BOM-BITES Come Follow Me Podcast
BOM-BITES Episode #675 - Joel 3

The BOM-BITES Come Follow Me Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 10:18


Each day is a day of decision, and our decisions determine our destiny.  We also know very well that having faith in Jesus Christ and being a true disciple is more than a one-time decision—more than a one-time event.  It takes daily practice and preparation.If you'd like to view the video that goes with this podcast, click here

Marriage Matters
SINGLENESS & WIDOWHOOD

Marriage Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 19:21


James and Justina Page are college sweethearts who have been married for more than 35 years. James is an Associate Pastor and singer/musician in Houston, Texas, whereas Justina is an award-winning author, international speaker, lyricist and actor. Justina is also the founder and CEO of The Amos House of Faith, a non-profit organization serving the burn community. Together they have inspired individuals from all walks of life by their commitment to marriage and their faith in Jesus Christ.

What Matters Most
The Baggage We Bring to Sexuality

What Matters Most

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 25:06


At St. Mark Houston we believe that life is a gift from God and that through faith in Jesus Christ we can truly have a fulfilling life.  Join us on  Sundays at 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM for Worship.  Find us on the web at www.stmarkhouston.org  or call us at 713-468-2623.

To & From The THRONE
28 Addiction

To & From The THRONE

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 41:03


Addiction Intense urges, a substance , thing or activity. Why ? some are healthy and some are not.  Overcoming your addiction.  Figuring out your core reason for addiction, the source , the root. Romans 7:14 Jesus paid our bond, but people with addiction remain trapped.  Psalm 91 :1-2  Proverbs 25:28.     Ephesians 5:15.    2 Timothy 1:7.     1 Corinthians 10:13.     1 James 1:12-15 Trisha delivers 7 things to pray for . Phillipians 2:13 Exercise your faith in Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 3:14.     James 1: 2-3.      Hebrews 4:16   www.toandfromthethrone.com Call 1-855-THRONE5

What Matters Most
The Baggage we Bring to Family

What Matters Most

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 25:00


At St. Mark Houston we believe that life is a gift from God and that through faith in Jesus Christ we can truly have a fulfilling life.  Join us on  Sundays at 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM for Worship.  Find us on the web at www.stmarkhouston.org  or call us at 713-468-2623.

Make Life Matter with Angela Donadio
Alisa Childers: Live Your Truth and Other Lies Ep. 204

Make Life Matter with Angela Donadio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 42:01


Alisa Childers' story may be your own or that of someone you love. Or perhaps you've encountered the ideas of progressive Christianity in your everyday life, and you aren't sure how to respond. In a culture of endless questions. You need solid answers. As a leading apologist and author of the best-seller Another Gospel: A Lifelong Christian Seeks Truth in Response to Progressive Christianity, A much-needed voice in today's generation. Alisa helps us understand progressive Christianity, deconstruction, and the non-negotiables of faith in Jesus Christ.     She is a wife, a mom, an author, a blogger, and a speaker. She was a member of the award-winning CCM recording group ZOEgirl and is a popular speaker at apologetics and Christian worldview conferences. You can connect with Alisa online at alisachilders.com.    Season 5 is sponsored by AGTS and Evangel University. If God is calling you to take your ministry to the next level, visit agts.edu/mlm to learn how the experienced scholars at AGTS can equip and empower you for your Christ-centered service. Connect with Angela at www.angeladonadio.com.  

Marriage Matters
TRANSPARENT MOMENT: Who Choose

Marriage Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 7:35


James and Justina Page are college sweethearts who have been married for more than 35 years. James is an Associate Pastor and singer/musician in Houston, Texas, whereas Justina is an award-winning author, international speaker, lyricist and actor. Justina is also the founder and CEO of The Amos House of Faith, a non-profit organization serving the burn community. Together they have inspired individuals from all walks of life by their commitment to marriage and their faith in Jesus Christ.

Fairview Church of Christ
Taking a Trip wth Timothy

Fairview Church of Christ

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 37:18


Acts 16:1-5. Whether you like to travel or not, we're all taking a trip through life. Timothy traveled with Paul on some of his missionary journeys. In this study, Fairview Evangelist Jacob Holman looks at Timothy's lifelong journey of faith in Jesus Christ to learn from his example and to help us in our travels through this life to eternity.

Harvest Bible Chapel-Woodhull
11.06.22 Nehemiah: A Man of Prayer -- Guest Speaker: Adam Seaney

Harvest Bible Chapel-Woodhull

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2022 31:08


Nehemiah: A Man of Prayer Nehemiah was overwhelmed by his circumstances. Nehemiah's Prayer Nehemiah prayed with confidence and waited upon the Lord. Nehemiah began with praise then confessed his sin. Nehemiah claimed God's promises. i. Prayer quiets our heart and replaces worry with worship (this won't be included in the outline, rather discussed in this point) d. Nehemiah prayed with concern and compassion. 3. Prayer activates our faith in Jesus Christ.

Victory Podcast - Victory of the Lamb (Franklin, WI)

We believe that we are saved by faith in Jesus Christ apart from works. But true faith in Jesus will lead to good works. Our faith in not just some intellectual knowledge of God but the action of living it out. James 2 teaches us that it is the work of the Holy Spirit leading us to know that we are loved so that we can love. Sermon Text: James 2:14-26 Preacher: Pastor Bill Limmer

Marriage Matters
THE AFTERLIFE

Marriage Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 20:41


James and Justina Page are college sweethearts who have been married for more than 35 years. James is an Associate Pastor and singer/musician in Houston, Texas, whereas Justina is an award-winning author, international speaker, lyricist and actor. Justina is also the founder and CEO of The Amos House of Faith, a non-profit organization serving the burn community. Together they have inspired individuals from all walks of life by their commitment to marriage and their faith in Jesus Christ.

Way of the Bible
Divisions and Disorder | 1 Corinthians 1-6

Way of the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 36:03


#075 Welcome to Episode #075 of Way of the Bible podcast. This is our third of eight episodes in our mini-series entitled, Paul's Treatises | Romans, 1 & 2 Corinthians. On this episode we're going to overview the first six chapters of the book of 1 Corinthians in which Paul addresses Divisions and Disorder in the church.This is our first of two episodes on Paul's treatise of the problems, pressures, and struggles of a real church called out of a pagan society. On our two episodes (#073 & #074) we over-viewed the book of Romans where Paul laid out the foundational bases of our faith, Sin, Salvation, and Sanctification, the status of the people of Israel, and how believers are to serve in love and spiritual fervor. But what does this really look like in practice? Paul addresses what an assembly of Jewish and Gentile believers looks like when they leave their historical religious practices to worship God through faith in Jesus Christ. We'll discover Paul was not only writing to the church at Corinth, but this letter has likely had application in every Christian church who has read it over the past 2000 years. How to do Church 1.0. 

Bible Insights with Wayne Conrad
The Righteous Live by Faith- Habakkuk

Bible Insights with Wayne Conrad

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 15:53


Paul in his great letter to the Romans expounds the righteousness of God in saving his people. Paul quotes this prophet in his statement of the theme of his letter to the Romans. For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.  For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”  Romans 1:16-17 quoting Habakkuk 2:4. in Romans 3:21 he explains that  "the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe.Habakkuk, a prophet bears witness to God's righteousness and then furnishes an example of loving by faith in the true God. His prophecy is easily divided into 3 sections.Chapter 1 The prophets complaint that wickedness and violence fills the land and God needs to do something. Why aren't you putting a stop to this evil of your people the Hebrews blatantly breaking the Mosaic covenant.God answers- I am doing something. Something you would never imagine I am sending the Babylonians to judge my people and rid the land of their wickedness.Habakkuk What! How could you? These people are the worst of the worst. How can the holy God use the greater evil to judge your people. I will go on the rooftop and wait for God to answer me. God answered and his answer fill the prophet with dread yet he had confidence in God . His responsive prayers demonstrates living by faith in the holy righteous God who is the God of our salvation. 

Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals on Oneplace.com

Just what does it take to become an authentic Christian? How much must we do and how much is God's responsibility? While coming to a saving faith in Jesus Christ is essentially simple, there's a good bit of confusion surrounding the subject. Join Dr. James Boice on The Bible Study Hour as he begins a new series--How to Live the Christian Life--and lays out the three criteria for entering into a relationship with Jesus and becoming a member of the family of God. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/581/29

Marriage Matters
TRANSPARENT MOMENT: One Word

Marriage Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 4:26


James and Justina Page are college sweethearts who have been married for more than 35 years. James is an Associate Pastor and singer/musician in Houston, Texas, whereas Justina is an award-winning author, international speaker, lyricist and actor. Justina is also the founder and CEO of The Amos House of Faith, a non-profit organization serving the burn community. Together they have inspired individuals from all walks of life by their commitment to marriage and their faith in Jesus Christ.

Thy Strong Word from KFUO Radio
James 2: Good Works are Required (No, Really!)

Thy Strong Word from KFUO Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 57:44


Rev. Gem Gabriel, pastor of the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer in New London, CT, joins the Rev. Dr. Phil Booe to study James 2. St. James covers two important topics in this part of his letter. Namely, the issue of showing favoritism and the necessity of living out one's faith by doing good works. Evidently, both had been problems in the early church, as they are today. James teaches whether rich or poor, or any other division mankind can conjure, all people have equal access to salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. True faith, a gift of God, can be recognized by the fruit it produces: good works which serves one's neighbor. Examine yourself: are you putting your faith into action? Thy Strong Word dips back into the New Testament for a week only with a careful examination of the Epistle of Saint James. Once called an “epistle of straw” by Martin Luther, many think this meant he thought this letter was not fit for Scripture. Not so! In this brief series, each chapter will be explored to reveal not only how important the Apostle James' inspired message was for the Christians of his day, but how much we need to learn its lessons today.  

One by One
The Evil within Me -Part 4 (Travelers from the Heart)

One by One

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 32:08


Our heart can deceive us. It can lure us into thinking that "I" has much more value than "we." Listen now as Pastor Robert and his wife Carolyn discuss the ways that our unchecked heart can lead us away from the things in life that matter most, like our faith in Jesus Christ.   One by One is the Podcast Ministry of Pastor Robert L. Scott Jr. of Quench Life Christian Fellowship. To learn more about QLCF, visit quenchlife.org. To support our ministry as we spread the Gospel, visit quenchlife.org/giving.

Scripture for Today
Monday Reflection | Romans 3:21-26

Scripture for Today

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 8:25


Passage: 21 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— 22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. 26 It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. Song: Only a Holy God (https://open.spotify.com/track/4uVzGYFMl6ERzkZAVoLoCS?si=9a59f7d991b04417) by Dustin Smith, Jonny Robinson, Michael Farren, and Rich Thompson, sung by Shane and Shane Lyrics: Who else commands all the hosts of heaven? Who else could make every king bow down? Who else can whisper and darkness trembles? Only a Holy God What other beauty demands such praises? What other splendour outshines the sun? What other majesty rules with justice? Only a Holy God Come and behold Him The One and the Only Cry out, sing holy Forever a Holy God Come and worship the Holy God What other glory consumes like fire? What other power can raise the dead? What other name remains undefeated? Only a Holy God Come and behold Him The One and the Only Cry out, sing holy Forever a Holy God Come and worship the Holy God Who else could rescue me from my failing? Who else would offer His only Son? Who else invites me to call Him Father? Only a Holy God Only my Holy God Prayer: This is another day, O Lord. I know not what it will bring forth, but make me ready, Lord, for whatever it may be. If I am to stand up, help me to stand bravely. If I am to sit still, help me to sit quietly. If I am to lie low, help me to do it patiently. And if I am to do nothing, let me do it gallantly. Make these words more than words, and give me the Spirit of Jesus. Amen.

BLC Chapel Services
Chapel - October 31, 2022

BLC Chapel Services

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 27:25


Order of Service: - Prelude: Handbell prelude: Antiphonal Praise Michael Bedford - Hymn 250 - A Mighty Fortress is Our God: vv. 1 & 2 - Romans 3: 21-26 ESV: But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. - Devotion - Prayer - Hymn 250 - A Mighty Fortress is Our God: vv. 3 & 4 - Blessing - Postlude: Handbell postlude: Festival Prelude on “Lobe den Herren” Douglas E. Wagner Service Participants: Rev. Dr. Timothy Schmeling (Preacher), Rev. Prof. Mark DeGarmeaux (Organist), Prof. Ann Fredrickson (Director), Handbell Choir (Instrumental Group)

BLC Chapel Sermons
Sermon from BLC Chapel - October 31, 2022

BLC Chapel Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 12:41


Rev. Dr. Timothy Schmeling was preacher for this service. Romans 3: 21-26 ESV: But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

New Life on Cape Cod's weekly sermon
Combating Heresies : Part Three

New Life on Cape Cod's weekly sermon

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 24:17


Do you think you need to earn your way to God by doing good works? Pelagianism is a 5th-century heresy that has crept back into the church of today - it is a self-works salvation essentially obtained through will-power. The truth is that it is the grace of God, the unmerited favor, that brings salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.

The Bible Study Hour on Oneplace.com
How to Become a Christian

The Bible Study Hour on Oneplace.com

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 25:59


Just what does it take to become an authentic Christian? How much must we do and how much is God's responsibility? While coming to a saving faith in Jesus Christ is essentially simple, there's a good bit of confusion surrounding the subject. Join Dr. James Boice he lays out the three criteria for entering into a relationship with Jesus and becoming a member of the family of God. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/81/29

Sermons from Zion Lutheran Church
AUDIO: Announcements Readings, Sermon & Bell Choir - Sunday October 30, 2022

Sermons from Zion Lutheran Church

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 18:27


Sunday, October 308:00 a.m. - Worship with Communion9:15 a.m. - Adult/Teem Bible Study & Children's Sunday School10:30 a.m. - Worship with Communion(The 8:00 a.m. service streamed on our YouTube channel)12:00 Noon - 3:00 p.m.. - REFOR-FEST!Archive of AUDIO “Readings & Sermons”Archive of VIDEO “Complete Service”Old Testament Reading – Revelation 14:6–7 Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people. And he said with a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water.” Epistle Reading – Romans 3:19–28 Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith. For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the eighth chapterSo Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, ‘You will become free'?” Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”

Saints In the South
Old Testament, Daniel 1-6, There Is No Other God That Can Deliver, Come Follow Me

Saints In the South

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 53:21


From Come Follow Me:Most likely no one will ever threaten to throw you into a fiery furnace or a den of lions because of your faith in Jesus Christ. But none of us get through this life without a trial of faith. We can all benefit from the example of people like Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, who were taken captive as young men by the mighty Babylonian Empire (see 2 Kings 24:10–16). These young people were surrounded by an unfamiliar culture with different values, and they faced great temptations to abandon their beliefs and righteous traditions. Yet they remained true to their covenants. Like Joseph in Egypt and Esther in Persia, Daniel and his friends in Babylon kept their faith in God, and God worked miracles that still inspire believers to this day.How did they find the strength to remain so faithful? They did those small and simple things that God has asked all of us to do—praying, fasting, choosing good friends, trusting in God, and being a light to others. As we are strengthened by doing these same small and simple things, we can face the lions and fiery furnaces in our own lives with faith.Link to Come Follow Me Manual:https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/come-follow-me-for-individuals-and-families-old-testament-2022/45?lang=engVeggie Tales Reference from Kenny:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDEbFXv6y04Daniel and The Lions Den for kids:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDMuzLN6dMU#biblestudy  #oldtestament #religion #churchofjesuschrist #ldspodcast #christianpodcast #missionary #lds #biblestories #christ #faith #faithinchrist #scriptures #bookofmormon #doctrineandcovenants #pearlofgreatprice #temples #houseofthelord #mormon #mormonbeliefs #chritiansandmormons #god #endure #ironrod #faithineveryfootstep #generalconference #prophets #followtheprophet #commandments #love #service #charity #keepstriving #keeponstriving #gospelgrowthandgoodtimes #become #newtestamentSupport the show

Highway Church
God's House | Part 2

Highway Church

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 51:04


When you put your faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you became God's new address. You are God's house. The same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead is living in you. Talk with Him, interact with Him all throughout your day, in your kitchen, your garage, at work, at the store. Experience the power of a daily relationship with Him.

The Bible Study Hour on Oneplace.com
How to Become a Christian

The Bible Study Hour on Oneplace.com

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 25:59


Just what does it take to become an authentic Christian? How much must we do and how much is God's responsibility? While coming to a saving faith in Jesus Christ is essentially simple, there's a good bit of confusion surrounding the subject. Join Dr. James Boice he lays out the three criteria for entering into a relationship with Jesus and becoming a member of the family of God. To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/81/29

Cornerstone at KPCW
The Gospel Worth Dying For

Cornerstone at KPCW

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 44:21


10/30/2022 Jacob Kim Romans 3:19-26 19 Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. 20 For by works of the law no human being[a] will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin. 21 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— 22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. 26 It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

Pastor Mike Impact Ministries
Psalm 15 - The Question and Answer Psalm

Pastor Mike Impact Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2022 5:08


From the title we know that David is the writer of this Psalm. It is generally believed that he wrote it shortly after the ark of the covenant was brought back to Jerusalem, the Holy Hill of Zion. Remember the ark of the covenant was captured by the Philistines when Eli was the priest and judge over Israel (1 Samuel 4:11). When the Philistines sent it back, it eventually ended up in the house of Abinadab (2 Samuel 6:3). When David became king, he brought the ark back to Jerusalem and set up the tabernacle (2 Samuel 6). For the nation of Israel, the ark of the covenant was the dwelling place of Jehovah in the midst of His people. This is where God's glory and presence would make itself manifest to the people of God. David set up a tent, a tabernacle for the ark and the altar of God on the Holy Hill of Mt. Zion. In verse 1, David asked the question concerning who could enjoy the presence of the Lord. Then in the following 4 verses, he answers his own question. I read this Psalm shortly after I became a believer as a 19-year-old teenager. When I read the last verse, “He who does these things shall never be moved”, I was immediately interested in what “these things” were. I had a great desire to live a faithful and consistent Christian life and did not want to fall back into my “old” ways of living in the world. So, this is one of the first Psalms that I took the time to memorize. The Jewish rabbis taught that there were 613 commandments for the Jewish people to obey if they wanted to be righteous, but Psalm 15 brings that number down to eleven. Isaiah 33:15-16 gives six requirements to obey, and Micah 6:8 lists three. But Habakkuk 2:4 names but one which is faith. Because only by faith in Jesus Christ can you have your sins forgiven and be welcomed into the Lord's presence (John 14:6; Rom. 1:7; Gal. 3:11; Heb. 10:38). The psalm says nothing about offering sacrifices, for spiritual Israelites knew that it was their personal faith that brought them salvation (Mark 12:28-34). It's important to note that Psalm 15 is not a prescription for being saved but a description of how saved people ought to live if they want to please God and fellowship with Him. The list contains both positive and negative qualities, and these qualities must be present in all of life at all times. Believers who would fellowship intimately with God must follow David's example and meet three personal requirements. The first is to seek God's presence (v. 1). The second is to obey God's precepts (vv. 2-5a). And the third is to trust God's promise (v. 5c). David asked this question because he loved the house of the Lord (26:8; 27:3-5; 65:4) and desired in his heart to know God better and fellowship with Him in a deeper way. The priests could come and go in the house of the Lord, but David, though he was king, had to keep his distance. "Abide" means "to sojourn as a stranger," while "dwell" suggests a permanent residential status, but here the verbs are probably synonymous. Knowing about eastern hospitality, David wanted to enjoy the benefits of being a resident in God's house—enjoying God's fellowship, God's protection, and God's provision. The word "dwell" in the Hebrew is shakan and gives us the word shekineh, referring to the presence (dwelling) of God's glory in the sanctuary (Ex. 25:8; see also 29:46; 1 Chron. 22:19; Pss. 20:2; 78:69; 150:1). David's great desire was to be with God in heaven and dwell in His house forever (23:6; 61:4), for God is our eternal home (90:1). Believers today can enjoy intimate fellowship with God through Jesus Christ (John 14:19-31; Heb. 10:19-25). It is my prayer as we look at this Psalm that this will be the desire of your heart too! God Bless!

Marriage Matters
THE COMMISSION

Marriage Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 14:31


James and Justina Page are college sweethearts who have been married for more than 35 years. James is an Associate Pastor and singer/musician in Houston, Texas, whereas Justina is an award-winning author, international speaker, lyricist and actor. Justina is also the founder and CEO of The Amos House of Faith, a non-profit organization serving the burn community. Together they have inspired individuals from all walks of life by their commitment to marriage and their faith in Jesus Christ.

Come Follow Me with David Ridges
Hosea and Joel - God gathers his covenant people with wondrous love and power

Come Follow Me with David Ridges

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 46:05


This lesson is for the week of Oct 31-November 6th, with Thomas Holtonhttp://www.cedarfort.comThomas Holton lives in the Emerald Isle. He achieved degrees intaxation, social science, and international relations and two yearstoward a professional financial planning diploma. His career hasbeen in insurance, tax advice, and as a manager in the civil service.His Church service includes a mission to England, Sunday Schoolteacher four times, branch/district/stake Sunday School president,bishop's counselor, elders quorum president twice, branch president(for ten years), stake high councilor, and Church history specialistfor the island of Ireland. He survived two major surgeries and lovesto share his faith in Jesus Christ. He and his wife, Veronica, are thegrateful parents of one son.Members of the church believe in the Bible and the Book of Mormon. The book of Mormon is another testament to Jesus Christ and chronicles the history of Jesus visiting the Natives in North America in ancient times. The book of Mormon was translated with priesthood power by Joseph Smith Jr. who was martyred as the prophet of the Church in 1844. The Church has grown to 16.6 million members worldwide, who love Jesus Christ and his restored gospel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Spiritually Minded Mom Podcast
The Doctrine of Christ: Faith in Jesus Christ (Part 1 of 5)

Spiritually Minded Mom Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 24:13


Episode Links Schedule a free coaching call with me to learn more about how to use the doctrine of Christ to partner with God and co-create the life you desire.Scriptures 2 Nephi 31-32 3 Nephi 27:13-21 Mosiah 1-6 Mosiah 3:17 Matthew 17:20 Alma 32 Alma 32:26-27 Mark 9:23-24 Mosiah 3:20-21 2 Nephi 31:10 Mosiah 4:9 Talks, Articles and Books Spiritual Treasures – President Russell M. Nelson, October 2019 general conference Jesus Christ–Gifts and Expectations – President Ezra Taft Benson, Ensign, December 1988 The Doctrine of Christ – Brian K. Ashton, October 2016 general conference Are You Still Willing? – Elder Kevin W. Pearson, October 2022 general conference Overcome the World and Find Rest – President Russell M. Nelson, October 2022 general conference Do Not Fear – Elder Boyd K. Packer, April 2004 general conference Divine Patterns: Seeking the Blessings of Heaven, by Roger Connors

What Matters Most
Why Do We Repeat Ourselves?

What Matters Most

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 25:06


From the sermon series Why Do We Do That?At St. Mark Houston we believe that life is a gift from God and that through faith in Jesus Christ we can truly have a fulfilling life.  Join us on  Sundays at 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM for Worship.  Find us on the web at www.stmarkhouston.org  or call us at 713-468-2623.

Marriage Matters
TRANSPARENT MOMENT: It's Important

Marriage Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 6:10


James and Justina Page are college sweethearts who have been married for more than 35 years. James is an Associate Pastor and singer/musician in Houston, Texas, whereas Justina is an award-winning author, international speaker, lyricist and actor. Justina is also the founder and CEO of The Amos House of Faith, a non-profit organization serving the burn community. Together they have inspired individuals from all walks of life by their commitment to marriage and their faith in Jesus Christ.

The Bible Workshop
EPISODE 78 - REVEAL HIM OR CONCEAL HIM

The Bible Workshop

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 30:35


How do you wear your faith in Jesus Christ? Do you hide it or do you live your faith out loud? Hopefully, today's workshop will give you a clear answer to these questions, as we study a passage in Philippians 2.  Jesus, reveal Him or conceal Him.

The 5 Minute Discipleship Podcast
#716: Never Stop Growing

The 5 Minute Discipleship Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 5:07


There is no place to stop, plateau, or think we have arrived in our spiritual lives. We are to never stop growing. There is always more we can learn, more we can experience, more steps of faith to take, and more character to be developed.Main Points:1. Like an adopted child learns the behaviors and expectations of their new family. We are to learn the values, behavior, and lifestyle of the family of God. Let's commit, as did the Apostle Paul, to keep pressing forward in our goal of being like Jesus.2. Even the great Apostle Paul realized that he needed to keep growing in his faith and his relationship with God.3. By placing our faith in Jesus Christ and his death on the cross for us, we have been adopted by the Holy Spirit into the family of God. It is a gift we receive. We did not have to work to earn the right to become a part of God's family. But now that we are sons and daughters, God asks us to live like children of God. The Word of God and the power of the Holy Spirit inform our new behavior and our new lifestyle.Today's Scripture Verses:Philippians 3:12 - “Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.”Philippians 3:13-14 - “…one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”Quick Links:Subscribe to The 5 Minute Discipleship NewsletterDonate to support this podcastLeave a review on Apple PodcastsGet a copy of The 5 Minute Discipleship JournalConnect on SocialJoin The 5 Minute Discipleship Facebook Group5 Minute Discipleship on Instagram

Christ Presbyterian Church
Gospel as a story of the Priority of Promise

Christ Presbyterian Church

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2022 40:05


Because salvation is based upon God's initial promise, we must not think that we have to do something to bring it about. Galatians 3:15-25 15 To give a human example, brothers: even with a man-made covenant, no one annuls it or adds to it once it has been ratified. 16 Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his offspring. It does not say, “And to offsprings,” referring to many, but referring to one, “And to your offspring,” who is Christ. 17 This is what I mean: the law, which came 430 years afterward, does not annul a covenant previously ratified by God, so as to make the promise void. 18 For if the inheritance comes by the law, it no longer comes by promise; but God gave it to Abraham by a promise. 19 Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions, until the offspring should come to whom the promise had been made, and it was put in place through angels by an intermediary. 20 Now an intermediary implies more than one, but God is one. 21 Is the law then contrary to the promises of God? Certainly not! For if a law had been given that could give life, then righteousness would indeed be by the law. 22 But the Scripture imprisoned everything under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. 23 Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. 24 So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith. 25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian,

ESV: Through the Bible in a Year
October 23: Jeremiah 6–7; Psalm 105:26–45; Romans 3–4

ESV: Through the Bible in a Year

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2022 18:51


Old Testament: Jeremiah 6–7 Jeremiah 6–7 (Listen) Impending Disaster for Jerusalem 6   Flee for safety, O people of Benjamin,    from the midst of Jerusalem!  Blow the trumpet in Tekoa,    and raise a signal on Beth-haccherem,  for disaster looms out of the north,    and great destruction.2   The lovely and delicately bred I will destroy,    the daughter of Zion.13   Shepherds with their flocks shall come against her;    they shall pitch their tents around her;    they shall pasture, each in his place.4   “Prepare war against her;    arise, and let us attack at noon!  Woe to us, for the day declines,    for the shadows of evening lengthen!5   Arise, and let us attack by night    and destroy her palaces!” 6   For thus says the LORD of hosts:  “Cut down her trees;    cast up a siege mound against Jerusalem.  This is the city that must be punished;    there is nothing but oppression within her.7   As a well keeps its water fresh,    so she keeps fresh her evil;  violence and destruction are heard within her;    sickness and wounds are ever before me.8   Be warned, O Jerusalem,    lest I turn from you in disgust,  lest I make you a desolation,    an uninhabited land.” 9   Thus says the LORD of hosts:  “They shall glean thoroughly as a vine    the remnant of Israel;  like a grape gatherer pass your hand again    over its branches.”10   To whom shall I speak and give warning,    that they may hear?  Behold, their ears are uncircumcised,    they cannot listen;  behold, the word of the LORD is to them an object of scorn;    they take no pleasure in it.11   Therefore I am full of the wrath of the LORD;    I am weary of holding it in.  “Pour it out upon the children in the street,    and upon the gatherings of young men, also;  both husband and wife shall be taken,    the elderly and the very aged.12   Their houses shall be turned over to others,    their fields and wives together,  for I will stretch out my hand    against the inhabitants of the land,”      declares the LORD.13   “For from the least to the greatest of them,    everyone is greedy for unjust gain;  and from prophet to priest,    everyone deals falsely.14   They have healed the wound of my people lightly,    saying, ‘Peace, peace,'    when there is no peace.15   Were they ashamed when they committed abomination?    No, they were not at all ashamed;    they did not know how to blush.  Therefore they shall fall among those who fall;    at the time that I punish them, they shall be overthrown,”      says the LORD. 16   Thus says the LORD:  “Stand by the roads, and look,    and ask for the ancient paths,  where the good way is; and walk in it,    and find rest for your souls.  But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.'17   I set watchmen over you, saying,    ‘Pay attention to the sound of the trumpet!'  But they said, ‘We will not pay attention.'18   Therefore hear, O nations,    and know, O congregation, what will happen to them.19   Hear, O earth; behold, I am bringing disaster upon this people,    the fruit of their devices,  because they have not paid attention to my words;    and as for my law, they have rejected it.20   What use to me is frankincense that comes from Sheba,    or sweet cane from a distant land?  Your burnt offerings are not acceptable,    nor your sacrifices pleasing to me.21   Therefore thus says the LORD:  ‘Behold, I will lay before this people    stumbling blocks against which they shall stumble;  fathers and sons together,    neighbor and friend shall perish.'” 22   Thus says the LORD:  “Behold, a people is coming from the north country,    a great nation is stirring from the farthest parts of the earth.23   They lay hold on bow and javelin;    they are cruel and have no mercy;    the sound of them is like the roaring sea;  they ride on horses,    set in array as a man for battle,    against you, O daughter of Zion!”24   We have heard the report of it;    our hands fall helpless;  anguish has taken hold of us,    pain as of a woman in labor.25   Go not out into the field,    nor walk on the road,  for the enemy has a sword;    terror is on every side.26   O daughter of my people, put on sackcloth,    and roll in ashes;  make mourning as for an only son,    most bitter lamentation,  for suddenly the destroyer    will come upon us. 27   “I have made you a tester of metals among my people,    that you may know and test their ways.28   They are all stubbornly rebellious,    going about with slanders;  they are bronze and iron;    all of them act corruptly.29   The bellows blow fiercely;    the lead is consumed by the fire;  in vain the refining goes on,    for the wicked are not removed.30   Rejected silver they are called,    for the LORD has rejected them.” Evil in the Land 7 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD: 2 “Stand in the gate of the LORD's house, and proclaim there this word, and say, Hear the word of the LORD, all you men of Judah who enter these gates to worship the LORD. 3 Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Amend your ways and your deeds, and I will let you dwell in this place. 4 Do not trust in these deceptive words: ‘This is the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD.' 5 “For if you truly amend your ways and your deeds, if you truly execute justice one with another, 6 if you do not oppress the sojourner, the fatherless, or the widow, or shed innocent blood in this place, and if you do not go after other gods to your own harm, 7 then I will let you dwell in this place, in the land that I gave of old to your fathers forever. 8 “Behold, you trust in deceptive words to no avail. 9 Will you steal, murder, commit adultery, swear falsely, make offerings to Baal, and go after other gods that you have not known, 10 and then come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, ‘We are delivered!'—only to go on doing all these abominations? 11 Has this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, I myself have seen it, declares the LORD. 12 Go now to my place that was in Shiloh, where I made my name dwell at first, and see what I did to it because of the evil of my people Israel. 13 And now, because you have done all these things, declares the LORD, and when I spoke to you persistently you did not listen, and when I called you, you did not answer, 14 therefore I will do to the house that is called by my name, and in which you trust, and to the place that I gave to you and to your fathers, as I did to Shiloh. 15 And I will cast you out of my sight, as I cast out all your kinsmen, all the offspring of Ephraim. 16 “As for you, do not pray for this people, or lift up a cry or prayer for them, and do not intercede with me, for I will not hear you. 17 Do you not see what they are doing in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? 18 The children gather wood, the fathers kindle fire, and the women knead dough, to make cakes for the queen of heaven. And they pour out drink offerings to other gods, to provoke me to anger. 19 Is it I whom they provoke? declares the LORD. Is it not themselves, to their own shame? 20 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, my anger and my wrath will be poured out on this place, upon man and beast, upon the trees of the field and the fruit of the ground; it will burn and not be quenched.” 21 Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: “Add your burnt offerings to your sacrifices, and eat the flesh. 22 For in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, I did not speak to your fathers or command them concerning burnt offerings and sacrifices. 23 But this command I gave them: ‘Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be my people. And walk in all the way that I command you, that it may be well with you.' 24 But they did not obey or incline their ear, but walked in their own counsels and the stubbornness of their evil hearts, and went backward and not forward. 25 From the day that your fathers came out of the land of Egypt to this day, I have persistently sent all my servants the prophets to them, day after day. 26 Yet they did not listen to me or incline their ear, but stiffened their neck. They did worse than their fathers. 27 “So you shall speak all these words to them, but they will not listen to you. You shall call to them, but they will not answer you. 28 And you shall say to them, ‘This is the nation that did not obey the voice of the LORD their God, and did not accept discipline; truth has perished; it is cut off from their lips. 29   “‘Cut off your hair and cast it away;    raise a lamentation on the bare heights,  for the LORD has rejected and forsaken    the generation of his wrath.' The Valley of Slaughter 30 “For the sons of Judah have done evil in my sight, declares the LORD. They have set their detestable things in the house that is called by my name, to defile it. 31 And they have built the high places of Topheth, which is in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, which I did not command, nor did it come into my mind. 32 Therefore, behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when it will no more be called Topheth, or the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, but the Valley of Slaughter; for they will bury in Topheth, because there is no room elsewhere. 33 And the dead bodies of this people will be food for the birds of the air, and for the beasts of the earth, and none will frighten them away. 34 And I will silence in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, for the land shall become a waste. Footnotes [1] 6:2 Or I have likened the daughter of Zion to the loveliest pasture (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 105:26–45 Psalm 105:26–45 (Listen) 26   He sent Moses, his servant,    and Aaron, whom he had chosen.27   They performed his signs among them    and miracles in the land of Ham.28   He sent darkness, and made the land dark;    they did not rebel1 against his words.29   He turned their waters into blood    and caused their fish to die.30   Their land swarmed with frogs,    even in the chambers of their kings.31   He spoke, and there came swarms of flies,    and gnats throughout their country.32   He gave them hail for rain,    and fiery lightning bolts through their land.33   He struck down their vines and fig trees,    and shattered the trees of their country.34   He spoke, and the locusts came,    young locusts without number,35   which devoured all the vegetation in their land    and ate up the fruit of their ground.36   He struck down all the firstborn in their land,    the firstfruits of all their strength. 37   Then he brought out Israel with silver and gold,    and there was none among his tribes who stumbled.38   Egypt was glad when they departed,    for dread of them had fallen upon it. 39   He spread a cloud for a covering,    and fire to give light by night.40   They asked, and he brought quail,    and gave them bread from heaven in abundance.41   He opened the rock, and water gushed out;    it flowed through the desert like a river.42   For he remembered his holy promise,    and Abraham, his servant. 43   So he brought his people out with joy,    his chosen ones with singing.44   And he gave them the lands of the nations,    and they took possession of the fruit of the peoples' toil,45   that they might keep his statutes    and observe his laws.  Praise the LORD! Footnotes [1] 105:28 Septuagint, Syriac omit not (ESV) New Testament: Romans 3–4 Romans 3–4 (Listen) God's Righteousness Upheld 3 Then what advantage has the Jew? Or what is the value of circumcision? 2 Much in every way. To begin with, the Jews were entrusted with the oracles of God. 3 What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God? 4 By no means! Let God be true though every one were a liar, as it is written,   “That you may be justified in your words,    and prevail when you are judged.” 5 But if our unrighteousness serves to show the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unrighteous to inflict wrath on us? (I speak in a human way.) 6 By no means! For then how could God judge the world? 7 But if through my lie God's truth abounds to his glory, why am I still being condemned as a sinner? 8 And why not do evil that good may come?—as some people slanderously charge us with saying. Their condemnation is just. No One Is Righteous 9 What then? Are we Jews1 any better off?2 No, not at all. For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin, 10 as it is written:   “None is righteous, no, not one;11     no one understands;    no one seeks for God.12   All have turned aside; together they have become worthless;    no one does good,    not even one.”13   “Their throat is an open grave;    they use their tongues to deceive.”  “The venom of asps is under their lips.”14     “Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness.”15   “Their feet are swift to shed blood;16     in their paths are ruin and misery,17   and the way of peace they have not known.”18     “There is no fear of God before their eyes.” 19 Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. 20 For by works of the law no human being3 will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin. The Righteousness of God Through Faith 21 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. 26 It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. 27 Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith. 28 For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law. 29 Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also, 30 since God is one—who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith. 31 Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means! On the contrary, we uphold the law. Abraham Justified by Faith 4 What then shall we say was gained by Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh? 2 For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. 3 For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness.” 4 Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due. 5 And to the one who does not work but believes in4 him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted as righteousness, 6 just as David also speaks of the blessing of the one to whom God counts righteousness apart from works: 7   “Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven,    and whose sins are covered;8   blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin.” 9 Is this blessing then only for the circumcised, or also for the uncircumcised? For we say that faith was counted to Abraham as righ

What Matters Most
Why is the Screen So Big?

What Matters Most

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 25:02


At St. Mark Houston we believe that life is a gift from God and that through faith in Jesus Christ we can truly have a fulfilling life.  Join us on  Sundays at 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM for Worship.  Find us on the web at www.stmarkhouston.org  or call us at 713-468-2623.

Marriage Matters
THE GREAT ROMANCE

Marriage Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 19:40


James and Justina Page are college sweethearts who have been married for more than 35 years. James is an Associate Pastor and singer/musician in Houston, Texas, whereas Justina is an award-winning author, international speaker, lyricist and actor. Justina is also the founder and CEO of The Amos House of Faith, a non-profit organization serving the burn community. Together they have inspired individuals from all walks of life by their commitment to marriage and their faith in Jesus Christ.

What Matters Most
Why is the Music So Loud?

What Matters Most

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 25:02


At St. Mark Houston we believe that life is a gift from God and that through faith in Jesus Christ we can truly have a fulfilling life.  Join us on  Sundays at 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM for Worship.  Find us on the web at www.stmarkhouston.org  or call us at 713-468-2623.

The Westminster Shorter Catechism with Sinclair Ferguson

Question: What is faith in Jesus Christ? Answer: Faith in Jesus Christ is a saving grace, whereby we receive and rest upon him alone for salvation, as he is offered to us in the gospel. A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://gift.ligonier.org/1267/westminster If this podcast has been a blessing to you, try these other podcasts from Ligonier: Renewing Your Mind: https://renewingyourmind.org/ 5 Minutes in Church History: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/ Ask Ligonier: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast Open Book: https://openbookpodcast.com/ Simply Put: https://simplyputpodcast.com/

The Westminster Shorter Catechism with Sinclair Ferguson

Question: What doth God require of us, that we may escape his wrath and curse due to us for sin? Answer: To escape the wrath and curse of God due to us for sin, God requireth of us faith in Jesus Christ, repentance unto life, with the diligent use of all the outward means whereby Christ communicateth to us the benefits of redemption. A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://gift.ligonier.org/1267/westminster If this podcast has been a blessing to you, try these other podcasts from Ligonier: Renewing Your Mind: https://renewingyourmind.org/ 5 Minutes in Church History: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/ Ask Ligonier: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast Open Book: https://openbookpodcast.com/ Simply Put: https://simplyputpodcast.com/

ESV: Daily Light on the Daily Path
October 18: Psalm 32:11; Psalm 89:16; Isaiah 45:24–25; Romans 3:21–22; Romans 3:26; Philippians 4:4; 1 Peter 1:8; 1 Chronicles 29:11; 1 Chronicles 29:13–14; Psalm 93:1–2; Psalm 115:1; Daniel 3:17; Nahum 1:3; Matthew 6:13; John 10:29; Romans 8:31;

ESV: Daily Light on the Daily Path

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 2:56


Morning: Psalm 32:11; Psalm 89:16; Isaiah 45:24–25; Romans 3:21–22; Romans 3:26; Philippians 4:4; 1 Peter 1:8 Who exult in your name all the day and in your righteousness are exalted. “Only in the Lord, it shall be said of me, are righteousness and strength; to him shall come and be ashamed all who were incensed against him. In the Lord all the offspring of Israel shall be justified and shall glory.”—Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart! But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe…. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.— Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory. Psalm 32:11 (Listen) 11   Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, O righteous,    and shout for joy, all you upright in heart! (ESV) Psalm 89:16 (Listen) 16   who exult in your name all the day    and in your righteousness are exalted. (ESV) Isaiah 45:24–25 (Listen) 24   “Only in the LORD, it shall be said of me,    are righteousness and strength;  to him shall come and be ashamed    all who were incensed against him.25   In the LORD all the offspring of Israel    shall be justified and shall glory.” (ESV) Romans 3:21–22 (Listen) The Righteousness of God Through Faith 21 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: (ESV) Romans 3:26 (Listen) 26 It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. (ESV) Philippians 4:4 (Listen) 4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. (ESV) 1 Peter 1:8 (Listen) 8 Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, (ESV) Evening: 1 Chronicles 29:11; 1 Chronicles 29:13–14; Psalm 93:1–2; Psalm 115:1; Daniel 3:17; Nahum 1:3; Matthew 6:13; John 10:29; Romans 8:31; 1 John 4:4 For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. The Lord reigns; he is robed in majesty…. Your throne is established from of old; you are from everlasting. The Lord is… great in power.—If God is for us, who can be against us?—“Our God whom we serve is able to deliver us,… and he will deliver us.”—“My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand.”—He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory.—“Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all…. And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name. But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able thus to offer willingly? For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you.” 1 Chronicles 29:11 (Listen) 11 Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all. (ESV) 1 Chronicles 29:13–14 (Listen) 13 And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name. 14 “But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able thus to offer willingly? For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you. (ESV) Psalm 93:1–2 (Listen) The Lord Reigns 93   The LORD reigns; he is robed in majesty;    the LORD is robed; he has put on strength as his belt.  Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved.2   Your throne is established from of old;    you are from everlasting. (ESV) Psalm 115:1 (Listen) To Your Name Give Glory 115   Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory,    for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness! (ESV) Daniel 3:17 (Listen) 17 If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king.1 Footnotes [1] 3:17 Or If our God whom we serve is able to deliver us, he will deliver us from the burning fiery furnace and out of your hand, O king (ESV) Nahum 1:3 (Listen) 3   The LORD is slow to anger and great in power,    and the LORD will by no means clear the guilty.  His way is in whirlwind and storm,    and the clouds are the dust of his feet. (ESV) Matthew 6:13 (Listen) 13   And lead us not into temptation,    but deliver us from evil.1 Footnotes [1] 6:13 Or the evil one; some manuscripts add For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen (ESV) John 10:29 (Listen) 29 My Father, who has given them to me,1 is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. Footnotes [1] 10:29 Some manuscripts What my Father has given to me (ESV) Romans 8:31 (Listen) God's Everlasting Love 31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be1 against us? Footnotes [1] 8:31 Or who is (ESV) 1 John 4:4 (Listen) 4 Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. (ESV)

The Word of Life Podcast
Live by Faith - Galatians 3:1-14

The Word of Life Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 33:24


I love being right, like all the time, but what makes us right in God's eyes? Were you made right with God by doing good stuff? Were you justified (just as if I'd never sinned) by the works of the Law? No. Jesus has taken sin's curse upon Himself on the cross so we can be justified. We are declared righteous through faith in Jesus Christ. So why do some of us think of the Law? The righteous live by faith. Recorded live at Word of Life Church in Le Sueur, Minnesota, on October 16, 2022, Pastor Jason Lang preaching.

ADDEDSouls
”A Samaritan Woman Came to the Well” (Sermon Sunday)

ADDEDSouls

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 49:24


The recorded account of a woman set in all sorts of sin, snarred in false worship. She becomes the interactive recipient in which "the Restorer" would practice His ministry. From the religious prestige of Nicodemus to the lowly shame of a Samaritan woman, all needed to obey the new birth. Journey with us in this beautiful section of Scripture, together we learn to discern our calling, acting upon our faith in Jesus Christ.   addedsouls.locals.com 

Catholic Inspiration
Daily Mass: We are blessed with faith in Jesus Christ

Catholic Inspiration

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 8:05


The introduction to the Letter to the Ephesians reveals the source of our strength: God's blessing to us through the coming of Jesus Christ! October 13, 2022 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com  

The Charlie Kirk Show
Confessions of a Former KGB Spy

The Charlie Kirk Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 40:02 Very Popular


Charlie sits down with Jack Philip Barsky, a German-American author, IT specialist and former sleeper agent of the KGB who actively spied on the United States from 1978 to 1988. Exposed after the Cold War, Barsky became a resource for U.S. counterintelligence agencies and was allowed to remain in the United States. Hear Barsky's unbelievable true story of how he was recruited by the KGB, how he entered America in the first place, how he got his American name, and how he embarked on a decade long career spying on the United States of America. Through his journey, Charlie and Barsky discuss how he ultimately faked his own death to his German family, fell in love with America, and found faith in Jesus Christ. In one of the most fascinating and incredible interviews ever on The Charlie Kirk Show, Barsky issues a stark warning about communism, modern spy craft, and describes what it will take to pull the country out of its own death spiral. Support the show: http://www.charliekirk.com/supportSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.